Team India's squad for T20I tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Bangladesh was announced on Sunday and there are many players who have been rested for the tour. Rohit Sharma was named stand-in captain of India's 15-man squad, with Shikhar Dhawan his deputy.
Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan joins the top spot in ICC ODI bowling rankings along with Jasprit Bumrah. At the age of 19 years 152 days, Rashid becomes the youngest to reach this point. He has currently 787 points to his name, which makes him stand alongside Bumrah at the top with the same number of rating points.
Previously, Saqlain Mushtaq held the record for the youngest bowler to attain top spot in ODI bowling rankings at the age of 21 years 13 days. Rashid jumped 8 places to reach this level after taking 16 wickets against Zimbabwe in 5-match ODI series, while Bumrah jumped two places. Rashid is expected to go past Bumrah in the coming ICC World Cup qualifier as India are not going to play any ODI series soon.
Moreover, Rashid's 51 runs in two innings in the series against Zimbabwe, including a brisk 43 in the final match in Sharjah on Monday, has also helped him break into the top-five in the list of all-rounders while he has also moved up 11 slots to take 114th place among batsmen.
Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah, who is the backbone of Team India's pace battery; looked like he injured himself during the 2nd ODI of the series against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion. However, Bumrah did hurt himself but not so hard that he needed a stretcher to be carried to take him out of the field.
Being a fast bowler, Bumrah understands the part and parcel of the game and a pacer gets injured quite often in his career. Although, being an Indian cricketer, Bumrah, who would have himself hurt numerous times in his playing days while growing and must have learned to ignore it and continue to play. Certainly, he seems to have done the same during this match.
After losing the 3-match Test series against South Africa by 2-1, India will look to start the ODI series on a winning note. The 6-match ODI series will start off from Thursday, 1st February 2018. Let's have a look at the players from both the teams who can be game changers.
Team Indian skipper Virat Kohli swept the top honours at the ICC Awards 2017, clinching the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being adjudged the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year. Let's have a look at the ICC ODI Team of the Year 2017.
Indian pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah recalled one incident in the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League when he sledged the premier South African and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers.
In the chat show 'What The Duck', Bumrah spoke of how he said something to De Villiers after picking his wicket but AB did not listen to it. He said, "I usually don’t sledge. I try to do my own business. In IPL, I got AB de Villiers’ wicket and then I went crazy and said all kinds of things but he didn’t see. But he must’ve watched it on TV inside the room.”